Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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“Ditat Deus”

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#190506 Dec 7, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean like that time I had to teach you that you were a Protestant, even though you insisted that you were a Pentecostal, or maybe an Evangelical Christian, but you WERE NOT a Protestant.
You mean like that time?
I told you already.

I'm Evangeliprotestocostal.

I cover all ground.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#190507 Dec 7, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't answer the question.
You're talking to a Christian.
A Christian, a believer in God.
And you still ask which god?
Well, yeah cause there are a few deities in the Christian pantheon.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#190508 Dec 7, 2013

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#190509 Dec 7, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>We should be taking zero from the 1%.

That's the point.

Earn your fair share, the American way.
Everybody has to pay taxes, dipshit.

For the common good.

You really aren't a Christian.

You're barely even human.

One mark of a sociopath is a lack of empathy.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#190510 Dec 7, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Everybody has to pay taxes, dipshit.
For the common good.
You really aren't a Christian.
You're barely even human.
One mark of a sociopath is a lack of empathy.
I'm not the one bitching about paying taxes and the 1% don't.

You are.

We all pay taxes, even the 1%.

Dumb ass.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#190511 Dec 7, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
Everybody has to pay taxes, dipshit.
For the common good.
You really aren't a Christian.
You're barely even human.
One mark of a sociopath is a lack of empathy.
And besides, when have I ever said anything bitchy about paying taxes?!

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#190512 Dec 7, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, you understood my sarcasm.

You get top marks.

I agree, the gub'ment has become entirely too large and has too much power.

That's why I stockpile guns n ammo the gub'ment don't know about, just in case.
I used to be anti gun but seeing as though you gub'ment is trying to kill you, I say get more guns.

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#190513 Dec 7, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>What's a lie?
Your christmas is a lie.

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#190514 Dec 7, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>I cannot disagree with you.

Even water or oxygen in excess can kill you...
Marijuana can't.

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#190515 Dec 7, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>Well, yeah cause there are a few deities in the Christian pantheon.
I admire your patience.

Hi Scar :)

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#190516 Dec 7, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
I look nothing like Tony Dow.
I was just trying to hit the correct century and get as close to the decade as I could.

I must say that you're actually cuter than Tony Dow but I'm a lesbian so consider the source.
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
That was the real me when I was young and tender. Now I am old and tenderized.
My ex girlfriend threw a meat tenderising mallet at me once. I ducked, moved quickly forward and put a Wolf spider down her shirt. I really can't say which of them was more terrified. I found the spider when I came back the next day. I didn't find the girlfriend.

“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#190517 Dec 7, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
May I make a demand, Mistress?
.. what ??..

“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#190518 Dec 7, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. drug kingpins are simply a symptom of the problem, not THE problem ..
.. like bootleggers during prohibition, when there's a demand, someone will always fill it ..
.. you must first define the problem ..
GO
Dave Nelson wrote:
<quoted text>
Define how heroin, cocaine, LSD, and ecstasy became a product in demand before their being marketed.
Define how that marketing starts, and particularly the age groups involved.
.. by chance, are you Jewish? Don't you know better than to answer a question with another question ??..

.. you first. Define the problem ..

GO

Since: May 10

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#190519 Dec 7, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Some chain stores instruct their employees to wear red shirts.
That's not a war on purple, is it?
Some municipalities outlaw spitting on the sidewalk.
That's not a war on baccy chewers, is it?
Krispy Kreme put a moratorium on Infinite Doughnuts.
That's not a war on Buck Crick, is it?
Yes, if a group had worn purple shirts for decades and believed wearing them is an expression of great importance, and a chain store specifically banned purple shirts, it would be a war on purple shirts.

Thanks for the illustration.

Since: May 10

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#190520 Dec 7, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
That depends how the government spends it.
The dollars that are returned to ordinary citizens in the form of schools, roads and other infrastructure, salaries, entitlements, low interest loans and the like.
The dollars sent to foreign banks to service the debt, bank bailouts, the money wasted on useless weapons systems, the money wasted pursuing, prosecuting and incarcerating drug users, and similar expenditures suck the life force out of the nation.

ALL dollars taken from the private economy by government is counter productive.

For schools or roads, there is a portion of that dollar that is beneficial to the economy, but government extracts a steep handling charge. The counter is smaller than for dollars used more corruptly, but still exists as opportunity cost.

All dollars taken from the private economy by government is counter productive.

Since: May 10

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#190521 Dec 7, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
"The dollars that are returned to ordinary citizens in the form of schools, roads and other infrastructure, salaries, entitlements, low interest loans and the like. "
should read
"The dollars that are returned to ordinary citizens in the form of schools, roads and other infrastructure, salaries, entitlements, low interest loans and the like MAKE LIVES BETTER."
I was addressing benefit or counter productivity to the economy, not whether some individual or group's life is better.

What was the dollar doing before it was taken?

The guy who earned it probably thought it was making his life better. His claim would seem to be proprietary, since he's the one who earned it.

Since: May 10

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#190522 Dec 7, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Not to me.
For me and a lot of other people, Christmas isn't much different in terms of significance from Halloween or Thanksgiving.
I'll agree with you on Thanksgiving.

I think Thanksgiving is superior to Christmas as a holiday.

It lasts only one day. You don't have to buy anyone anything. And you get football on TV to watch.

People have gotten crazy with the Christmas stuff.

It's all about buying a bunch of fake, plastic junk, and doing so out of nothing but obligation.

Since: Oct 13

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#190523 Dec 7, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll agree with you on Thanksgiving.
I think Thanksgiving is superior to Christmas as a holiday.
It lasts only one day. You don't have to buy anyone anything. And you get football on TV to watch.
People have gotten crazy with the Christmas stuff.
It's all about buying a bunch of fake, plastic junk, and doing so out of nothing but obligation.
However, Christmas is for Faithful Christians who like to praise our Lord Jesus Christ.

Since: Oct 10

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#190524 Dec 7, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, if a group had worn purple shirts for decades and believed wearing them is an expression of great importance, and a chain store specifically banned purple shirts, it would be a war on purple shirts.
Thanks for the illustration.
War on Purple shirts / change in policy.

Get over it. It's not a war.

Now, bring me shrubbery or I shall be forced to say...War again.

Since: May 10

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#190525 Dec 7, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>

Nope. Spirituality is a state of mind. One leaves the mundane, workaday world behind in such moments, not not one's mind, body, or universe.
I have never found this meaning applied to "spirituality" in any legitimate reference.

In the most modernized and diluted sense of spirituality, it still contains at least an element of mysticism and the supernatural.

"After the Second World War spirituality and religion became disconnected.[16] A new discourse developed, in which (humanistic) psychology, mystical and esoteric traditions and eastern religions are being blended, to reach the true self by self-disclosure, free expression and meditation."

"Among other factors, declining membership of organized religions and the growth of secularism in the western world have given rise to this broader view of spirituality.[27] The term "spiritual" is now frequently used in contexts in which the term "religious" was formerly employed.[28] Both theists and atheists have criticized this development"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirituality

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